Niña Jose considers work as her main priority for now.
For Niña Jose, getting a boyfriend maybe easy, but she chooses to remain single for now. “I’m very, very single. Single but not available, ha ha ha!,” she told Push.com.ph during the press conference of the fantaserye Mutya.
Niña explained that having a boyfriend might just become a distraction from work which for her is a top priority at the moment. “I’d rather focus on my career. Tingin ko kasi kapag may boyfriend ako mawawala ‘yung focus ko sa work. Sa ngayon gusto ko munang ibuhos ‘yung buong love ko sa work.”
The former Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate is seen every night on Mutya where she plays the vengeful mermaid Nerissa. Niña has played kontrabida roles before, and she is not afraid of being typecast as the on screen mean girl. “Kahit anong role kailangan mo talagang mahalin. Okay naman ako sa kontrabida roles. Hindi ako takot ma-typecast. Ngayon naman may Banana Split din ako so naba-balance out. While I’m doing a kontrabida role, napapanood din ako doing comedy. Nawa-widen ‘yung range ko as an actress. Also here in Mutya hindi naman talaga super kontrabida ‘yung role ko. May story rin siya and one day mare-reveal din ‘yung goodness niya.”
Niña said that it’s also a challenge to do a fantaserye like Mutya where all the cast and production staff have to drive all the way to Batangas and do plenty of underwater scenes. “Very challenging kasi hindi lang siya swim, but you have to swim na may suot kang tail. It’s fun but I don’t really swim kasi. I’m not fond of swimming. When I was young I used to swim pero pagtagal I stopped na. Nitong December lang when we started preparing for Mutya tsaka lang ako nagsimulang mag-train uli.”